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with this big one. is barack obama going for it? is he becoming one of the great president presidents in history? i'm talking to use his word, "transformational." and is he using the country's historic demographic shift to do it? can he combine the new american power of hispanics with the immediate aspirations of women to lob himself into the highest level of presidential greatness? this is what his adversaries fear. they look at his working of the gun safety crusade. his distancing of himself from triumphing over the hard, often bizarre right wing of this country toe do it. i've got to msnbc political analysts to answer the question. howard fineman and joy reid. first of all, i want to ask you both about these numbers here. these are numbers for the next election, 2014. right now the democrats are about 17 votes shy of taking over the house of representatives. they're about five votes ahead of where they have to be to hold the senate. can they do it? can barack obama leave office having won back the united states congress and then, of course, aiming toward the second goal of his greatness, gett
of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama." it airs next and is about 45 minutes. >> good morning. or is busy in texas, hi, y'all. it is a great day to be innd austin, texas and today had thea honor pleasure to be at the texas book festival serving as your moderator for "new york times" writer and author, raches swarns. i am going to tell you just a few things about rachel because i know you came to hear her ande not me and because our time is n limited.d she has worked for "the new york times" since 1995, reporting on domestic policy, national politics, immigration, the presidential campaign of 2004 n 2008 and our first lady, michelle obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at a very different event this year, where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i bought six more copies. i bought them from my family members to give as christmasrisa gifts. after having read her book i ca tell you it was a goodha investment. it taught me
'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this big one. is barack obama going for it? is he suddenly becoming one of the great presidents in history? i'm not talking about mt. rushmore but perhaps the level right below it. i'm talking, to use his word, transformational. and is he using the country's historic demographic shift to do it? can he combine the new american power of hispanics and other minorities with the immediate aspirations of women to lob himself into the highest level of presidential greatness? can he bring on an era of democratic, even liberal dominance, for years to come? this is what his adversaries fear. they look at his working of the gun safety crusade, his positioning on immigration reform, his distancing himself from the triumphing over -- even triumphing over the hard often bizarre right wing of this country to do it. are they on to something? could this president be the president of our time? tonight we examine on president's day just where barack obama intends to go. where he intends to be once he, too, joins the pages of history and the list
>> president obama calling for unity, urging the country to stand together as one. it's a theme he has hit throughout his presidency. but from the day he took office, we've seen plotting to destroy his work, we've seen disrespect of destruction and personal attacks. today, president's day. today is an honor to respect all of our great country's presidents. but every day should be president's day. the president is the leader of the country. and regardless of your politics or even your vote in the last election we all must respect the office of the presidency. it's okay to disagree. but it's not okay to be disagreeable. it's not okay to call the president a socialist. it's not okay to point in his face. it's not okay to question his place of birth. it's not okay to claim your number one-on-one goal is to defeat the president. i disagreed with nearly everything the bush a administration did. i questioned the reasons we went to war, i criticized his tax cuts for the rich. i everybody led marches against his administration. but i meant with president bush. i always had respect for the p
kicking in. i say bring it, it's time to cut spending. >> meanwhile, president obama is out on the campaign trail pushing his state of the union spending plan, which frankly also has no chance either. we're about to talk with a business leader ewho says the president stay put, work on corporate tax reform and pass a balanced budget. and the nightmare continues for the passengers on the disabled vessel in mexico. and the attacks on the company and the carnival ceo are just beginning. we're going to have the latest. the "kudlow report" begins right now. >>> all right. first up tonight, the democrats actually now have their own sequester plan. believe it or not. no budget but a sequester plan. let's get all the details from hampton pearson. he is live for us. >> good evening, larry. senate democrats have a plan but it looks like a nonstart with her congressional republicans. the plan, replace one year of the sequester with a combination of defense cuts, domestic cats and more tax hikes. it includes $27.5 billion in defense cuts but they wouldn't start until january 2014 and be
obama proved, it's that demographic shifts are making it harder for the gop to win nationally. apparently in 2012, minority voters just didn't connect with the republican message of "stop thief!" [laughter] the man behind obama's minority outreacharound was jeremy bird, [laughter] who focused on face-to-face communication with core obama support groups, nonwhites unmarried women, and millennials. because we know how much millennials love two face-to-face communication. [laughter] well, now bird has set his sights on a new target. >> team obama's former national field director jeremy bird, one of the masterminds behind the president's reelection victory has decided his next job will be turning texas blue with a new grassroots organization battleground texas. >> you're not considered one of the battleground states. although that's gon' be changing soon. >> stephen: yeah, that's 'gon' be changing even faster than obama's accent! [laughter] [cheers and applause] nation, this means the democrats are messing with texas! a, i believe that's unconstitutional, and b, i believe it might
. obama said this year's changes shouldn't be the last. >> there is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down the deficit. he is not talking raising rates but closing loopholes especially those making money from investment pay a lower tax rate than income salaried or hourly wage earn ers. >> the average person doesn't have access to cayman island reports. they don't have access to interest income where they pay a much lower rate on billions of dollars they have earned. >> mr. obama says the only way to continue investing in education research and development and still reverse the deficit is with a combination of spending cuts and additional revenues. republicans said the government got additional revenue with last year's tax agreement which raised tax rates on families making more than 450,000 a year and limited or phased out deductions for income over 300,000. in a statement john boehner said any tax loopholes we close should be used to lower rates for all taxpayers so we can be more xret ticompetitive and cree jobs. he reminded t
. obama said this year's tax changes shouldn't be the last. >> there is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions in order to bring down the deficit. he is not talking raising rates but closing loopholes especially those making money from investment pay a lower tax rate than income salaried or hourly wage earn ers. >> the average person doesn't have access to cayman island reports. they don't have access to interest income where they pay a much lower rate on billions of dollars they have earned. >> mr. obama says the only way to continue investing in education research and development and still reverse the deficit is with a combination of spending cuts and additional revenues. republicans said the government got additional revenue with last year's tax agreement which raised tax rates on families making more than 450,000 a year and limited or phased out deductions for income over 300,000. in a statement john boehner said any tax loopholes we close should be used to lower rates for all taxpayers so we can be more xret ticompetitive and cree jobs. he re
, some republicans do get it. congressman scott rigell joined president obama in virginia today. he is a businessman, a car dealer guy, but he is worried about the cuts in his state. >> i've got to give scott rigell credit. he is one of your republican congressman who is with us here today. and that's not always healthy for a republican, being with me. but the reason he is doing it is because he knows it's important to you. and he has asked his colleagues in the house to consider closing tax loopholes instead of letting these automatic cuts go through. >> the state of virginia will be hit hard by excessive sequester cuts. 90,000 civilian military employees would be furloughed. it would be a loss of nearly $650 million in salary for virginians. this is why the president took his message to a virginia facility where submarines are built. now, at this particular shipyard, projects like an overhaul to the uss theodore roosevelt is going to be delayed. how is that going to help the military? president obama wants to avoid this, and so do most americans, if you believe the polls. the late
. >>> president obama takes his gun control message to the twin cities today. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage in alabama inters its seventh day. >>> and rumors of muhammad ali's demise, all premature? we'll explain. >>> very good morning. >>> we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california, a tour bus collided with two other vehicles killing at least eight people, injuring dozens more. authorities said that the driver reported having brake problems as the bus came down the mountains. it rear-ended a car before h hitting a tractor trailer. >> it started to move so fast and people started screaming. >> two to three minutes swerving in and out. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reported returning from a ski trip. >>> president obama pushing for broader gun control messages. tracy potts is in washington this morning, plus this new photo of the president raising some eyebrows. >> reporter: we'll show you that in a just moment. the president today first headed to minneapolis, no mistake that city was chosen, the white house said they were worked very hard th
obama delivered his sports date of the union address in about an hour last night. -- his first state of been in address. he got interrupted more than 70 times by applause. it was the 222nd state of the union by a u.s. president. he spoke about gun laws, new spending on education, increasing the minimum wage, creating new private-sector- public partnerships. there was a response from marco rubio and another from rand paul. we will get your reaction to all of this. 202-585-3882 for all others. reach us on twitter or facebook, or send us an e-mail. let's go through the headlines in the national papers this morning. pierce "usa toda -- here is "usa today" -- and then here is the "washington times" -- and the new york times -- the wall street journal -- the washington post -- we are getting your reaction this morning on the washington journal for the first hour. what did you think of the speech, the proposals, and the republican response as well? later on, a line of lawmakers for their reaction and to take your comments. our first phone call is joe in georgia, republican. caller: thank yo
on capitol hill, president obama has not forgotten what the hagel saga would seem to ignore. we are at war, and we need a secretary of defense. >> it's just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still presiding over a war in afghanistan, and i need a secretary of defense who is coordinating with our allies to make sure that our troops are getting the kind of strategy and mission that they deserve. >> republicans once standard bearers on defense now seem content to be the party of obstruction and vendettas. governor rendell, i think this is a low point, i mean, a real significant low point in temz of how our government works, but you and i were speaking before the break, and you said this crisis probably could have been averted. >> sure. i think the dysfunctionality is in part to blame for, you democrats. we had a chance to make serious reform on the filibuster process, and we took a walk on it. we passed some things that didn't amount to anything. we had a real chance to put a crimp into the dysfunctionalty, and we didn't do it, but i also say, alex, i have no
of fear and despair. obama supporters and unions have moved a long way from the themes of hope and change, haven't they. today the head of the national air traffic controllers association predicted major hubs in chicago, houston would be forced to shut down resulting in fewer flights perhaps third fewer flights at major airports. the union warning of significant delays, possible safety hazards including limiting lending options during bad weather all because of the sequester. union president said "if they proceed, these indiscriminate cuts will ultimately result in fewer flights and increased delays, creating a ripple effect that will hurt airlines and pilots and flight attendants, private aviators, passengers and many businesses large and small that depend on a vibrant aviation sector to survive and thrive." that would be the result of a slow reduction in some $44 million in federal spending according to the president and the scare mongers amongst everything from the organized action to the unions the president's surrogates standing out across the country. all of this adds to the number
at your extended forecast, coming up. >> pam: president obama talked about creating jobs and boosting the economy. details coming up. president also promising more troops home. the reaction from mothers of soldiers searching over the seas and a well known doctor with plans on having sex with a 13 year-old girl. next. [ male announcer ] we began with the rx. ♪ then we turned the page, creating the rx hybrid. ♪ now we've turned the page again with the rx f sport. ♪ this is the next chapter for the rx and the next chapter for lexus. this is the pursuit of perfection. >> santa cruz police have released a sketch of a man they say shot and robbed a woman the suspect pointed a rifle at the victim while she was waiting at a bus stop and demanded her to empty her pockets. the victim said she then felt what she thought was being hit in the head. doctors later discovered she had been shot. the victim is expected to make a full discovery. police is actively working on the investigation. the suspect is described as a medium built and a gruff the president talks about creating jobs and boosti
presented by a huge movie star? no. it was presented by first lady, michelle obama accompanied by a pile of wrinkled laundry. did she give it to the most american movie, "zero dark thirty"? oh, no. her husband had to get all the credit sfr that. >> steven colbert mocking the oscar cam know. i'm bill karens, this is "way too early." it's so good. thanks for being up with us this tuesday. we have a lot to talk about including a snub by c-pac. governor chris christie's invitation seems to be lost in the mail. why a 2016 contender won't be speaking out. the market drops 200 points after fears of gridlock in europe's third largest economy. we'll get a live report from london. first, a stand off from washington. $85 billion in spending cuts on friday. sound familiar? president obama and republicans have plenty to say. still just not saying it to each other. despite this so-called crisis, the two sides haven't spoken directly this week and have yet to meet face-to-face this calendar year. they plan to push the plans. john boehner rules autothe possibility of new taxes. >> i stand by those commi
this? >> soledad, obviously president obama is condemning this, calling it highly provocative. he issued a statement and said north korea's nuclear weapons and bollistic missile programs constitute a threat to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. and he continued the u.s. remains vigilant in the face of north korean provocations and steadfast in our defense commitments to allies in the region. obviously ther obvious obviously, there is grave concern. the north koreans are saying they have a different type of weapon, more sophisticated, more powerful. what is happening right now is that the u.s. and international organizations are monitoring what they -- what they can from this test. they are sending the united states, sending planes aloft and what they do, they have sensors on them, and they try to sniff the air in a way and figure out exactly what kind of explosion that was. because there are a couple of different types of explosions, and depending on that, we could find out how much they can do of testing in the future and perhaps create a bomb. soleda
. the gun debate took a detour this week when president obama said he likes to shoot skeet at camp david. gun rights advocates called for proof and today the white house provided it. it's not a picture you see every day, and it's several months old, but white house press secretary jay carney felt the need to release this photo on twitter today. >> finally? they finally dug up some evidence? >> reporter: it's an image of president obama shooting skeet at camp david on his birthday back in august. all this after an interview published sunday in which the new republic asked the president, have you ever fired a gun? mr. obama responded, yes, in fact, up at camp david, we do skeet shooting all the time. and i have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations. comedians pounced. >> you can barely hear yourself think over all the shooting of skeet. >> reporter: and some gun rights advocates accused the president of deception while campaigning for stiffer gun control laws. republican congresswoman marsha blackburn took a tongue in cheek approac
: marlie hall, cbs news, midland city, alabama. >>> it will be mr. obama's first visit to israel as president. many israelis believe mr. obama has been less than supportive. he'll also visit the west bank and jordan. >>> now to the budget. the president is proposing another stop gap measure due to kick in next month. it will temporarily deal with the so-called sequester, include a revenue increase. it's been getting a frosty welcome from republicans though. danielle nottingham has that story. >> reporter: president obama is calling for automatic stop to across the board spending. >> our economy is headed in the right direction and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year they signed off on automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the skyrocketing national debt. when they couldn't reach a larger budget then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short term fix to head off the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a ten-year plan. >> we should give
. >>> president obama orders the justice department to release classified memos over drone strikes used to kill americans as john brennan prepares for a difficult hearing today. >>> plus, a bad nanny caught in the act of hitting an infant. a dog with a human face. and believe it or not, a study that tells women the time and day they're least attractive. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, february 7th, 2013. thursday, february 7th, 2013. >>> good morning, i'm mara schiavocampo. whether you live in the northeast or you're traveling anywhere near there this weekend, you need to know there's a whopper of a snowstorm headed this way. the national weather service is forecasting more than 2 feet of snow in some place. nbc's bill karins is tracking the storm. >> historic is the right word. now we need to get the players on the field. you are going to have a significant storm of your own. travel is going to be very difficult. milwaukee, grand rapids, possibly even around chicago with winter storm warnings for a good chunk of michigan. it should be warm enough where you don't have a lot of
. >> the obama administration announcing big changes for the birth control coverage for employees of some religious organizations. >> we need to provide preventative services, access to preventative services for all women and that includes contraception and we also needed to respect religious beliefs. >> it would appear to be a dramatic post election reversal by the obama administration on an issue that marked a flash point in the early electoral cycle last year which by most accounts helped the campaign galvanize voters. >> january of 2009. 8.5 million americans have left the labor force. this administration is shrinking the private sector. >> when you look at that number it as pretty low number when you consider $4 trillion. >> oh, yeah. >> the economy to try to get the jobs market going. also when you think about the fact that the jobs council after having a few meetings they decided they didn't need that any more. >> he didn't use them anyway. >> a lot of breaking news this morning on a friday. another u.s. embassy s under attack. this time in turkey. record reports of a homicide bomb
. >>> the "news nation" following developing news. under fire for the delayed budget, president obama within the last hour urged congress to pass a short-term budget to replace those $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts known as sequester, the remarks hours after speaker boehner called on the white house and senate democrats for a plan to avoid the deep across the board cuts. >> the house on two occasions has passed a plan to replace the sequester. it's time for the senate democrats to do their work. it's time for the president to offer his ideas about how to replace the sequester. >> there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy not to mention the growth of the entire economy should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes or government programs that we agree need some reform. >> our first read team notes that while republicans want to solely talk about the budget the white house does not want to be bogged down on one issue that in the
practicing physician hates obama care. they are petrified of it. >> where is president obama showed up that wasn't a home turf for him? ever? >> that isn't the point. >> that is exactly the point if you can't get him on your turf you will take a neutral zone. >> you stand up and say these things about obama but this is a national prayer day. >> he won't show up on fox. he won't show up anywhere with conservatives. >> he won't do q and a. >> i have invited him to my apartment on a number of occasions obama will not come. he spoke truth to power which is something the press used to love. the press you'll actually used to do it. i am not surprised steven croft didn't dive in and tackle him in the middle of this. it is like they find it so objectionable and rude to actually talk to the emperor. >> can you at this think of a s there's nothing sacred in washington any more. is there in place where democrats haven't been political in the speech. you sit somebody in the front row and disparage him and ridicule him in front of the world. >> i have never seen or heard political comments like tha
, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. one day after president obama corners republicans during the state of the union, republicans have filibustered the president's choice for defense secretary for the first time in american history. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities with gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> the president lays it all on the line for gun safety. but will the congress deliver? howard fineman and mira tandin on obama's historic call to action. >>> the republican savior misses the mark, and it had nothing to do with his dry mouth. >> that's why we need a balanced budget amendment. >> get america on track to a balanced budget. >> simplifying our tax code will also help the middle class. >> by lowering tax rates while lowering deductions and closing loopholes. >> i'll show you why it's the words that count. >>> the president called for an increase to the minimum wage. we'll debunk the line that it's a job killer. >>> plus, the big congressional panel weig
, take it away. you're an oscar winner. >>> woodward and burned. and president obama and his team aggressively tout the tough times ahead if across-the-board cuts are allowed to happen. republicans seize on a veteran washington reporter's recounting of how we got here. >>> with just a few days left on the job, pope benedict moves to allow catholic church leaders to get started faster on picking his successor. powerful politics will drive that big decision. >>> also this morning, a deep dive in understanding the importance of the latest campaign finance case that the supreme court will tackle. it could very well change everything -- again. >>> good monday morning from downtown pennsylvania. it's february, the 25th, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown." now here's chuck todd. >>> thank you to stacy mitchell and that giant cup of coffee. i want a mug that big. that's how much coffee i need to drink in the morning. keep those videos coming. >>> let's get to my first readers of the morning. there are fewer than 100 hours until the budget act falls on friday. and just two hours from no
of the economy. so i think you'll hear a lot of public outcry and that is something that the obama administration is counting on. he is take this straight to the american people as are republicans, so you are seeing -- you are not seeing a lot of closed door negotiationing, you seeing it coming out front of the american people. >> michael: and they are going to have to decide on congress before they decide on 2014 so 2014 looms a little larger. today lee i don't know panetta said he would have to put his employees on unpaid leave. what would that mean for our national security. >> that hit won't come immediately, but if you listen to the joint chiefs of staff air force, army those who event all of the branches of the military came up to capitol hill and they said they can't accept one more dollar of cuts and still manage to do the missions they are doing for national security as they are doing them right now. despite we have the drawdowns of iraq and afghanistan ending there are new threats of cyber security. there are new priorities that they are trying to
during the connecticut shooting will be honored day. president obama will posthumously awarded presidential citizens medal to them all. they died when a gunman broke into the sandy hook elementary school in december. several local residents, including a former u.s. senator other people will also be honored. president obama has a number of events planned today theuding a meeting with president of italy's. after noon he will leave the white house for chicago, where his proposals made during the state of the union. he heads to west palm beach, florida, for a weekend friends.ith his >> oscar pistorius appears in court today for the first time since being charged with murder. photographers and supporters police vehicle taking a amputee to a south african court. arrested thursday after he shot and killed his girlfriend, 30-year-old model reeva steenkamp. it's not clear what led to the shooting, but police had received calls in the past about issues and his home. >> the d.c. council will look the police department's handling of sexual assault cases. discuss ambers will by the human ri
-old in the country. today, obama is visiting a prekindergarten classroom at an early childhood learning center and then he's speaking at a community recreation center in georgia. later this afternoon the president has another google fireside plus hangout. it is a modern day spin-off of roosevelt's fireside chat. the president will talk more about his state of the union address and you can join him at the white the white house's youtube page. >> the proposed increase would take place over the next two years and would take the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour up to $9. speaker boehner is saying that would cause more problem for the nation's unemployment and the reason why people have minimum wage jobs is because they come into the labor force with no skills. someone working a full time minimum wage job is only making $15,000 a year. that's barely above the poverty line and that's before paying taxes, before paying into medicare and social security. white house officials say raising the minimum wage would have no negative effect on the nation's unemployment and would give some 20 million
people voted for president obama in california. that is all the time this evening. let not your heart be troubled. greta is next to go on the record. greta, take it away. >> greta: this is a fox news alert. five-year-old child is still being held in an underground bunker held in unbelievable 54 hours after a gunman grabbed him from a school bus and shot his bus driver to death. jonathan serrie has the latest. is there any indication that this man is going to release this child? >> reporter: no indication yet. hostage negotiations now going into a third night. it's entirely possible we could be here sometime longer. nearby residents living near the suspect have told authorities this underground bunker is well stocked with food and water and that the suspect has been known to stay in there for as long as eight days at a time. the mainline of communication between hostage negotiators and the suspect remains a four-inch in diameter pvc pipe leading to the bunker behind the mobile home of the suspect that neighbors have identified as 65-year-old jimmy lee dikes. the five-year-old boy appea
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